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Medical facilities

In the Czech Republic, there are private as well as state medical facilities. The vast majority of them have concluded contracts with insurers on the provision of health care. Insured patients are provided care without direct payment (this applies to EU citizens with the European Health Insurance Card).

Medical emergency
Sudden illness, injuries and other acute cases are handled by emergency services in special facilities or in the emergency rooms of hospitals. In life-threatening situations, it is possible to summon a medical emergency service.

The emergency number is 112.
A list of medical emergency providers for adults and children can be found on
http://www.lekarskapohotovost.cz/lekarska-pohotovost. (CZ only)

University students can access preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative care as well as counselling from the Municipal Policlinic Prague (CZ only).

Other facilities

  • Prague 1, Palackého 5, tel. +420 224 949 181
  • Prague 3, Koněvova 205, tel. +420 284 861 979
  • Prague 4, Pacovská 31, tel. +420 241 733 916, +420 241 733 918
  • Prague 5, V Úvalu 84, (Motol Teaching Hospital) tel. +420 224 438 590
  • Prague 6, Vítězné náměstí 13, tel. +420 233 340 912
  • Prague 7, Dukelských hrdinů 1, tel. +420 233 370 391
  • Prague 8, Budínova 2, (Bulovka Hospital) tel. +420 283 842 222
  • Prague 9, Lovosická 40/440, tel. +420 286 881 518
  • Prague 10, Plaňanská 573/1, tel. +420 281 019 213

Dental emergency
(Mon.-Fri. 19:00-7:00; Sat., Sun. and holidays round-the-clock)
Prague 1, Palackého 5, tel. +420 224 946 981
Prague 4, Pacovská 31, tel. +420 241 733 917

Pharmacy services
Pharmacies in the Czech Republic dispense pharmaceuticals and health care materials with and without a medical prescription. Prescription medications are dispensed either free of charge or with a co-payment, if the insurer covers only part of the cost. Some medications are paid for by the patient in full.

Validity of a medical prescription

  • A prescription from an emergency service is valid on the day of issue and the following day.
  • A prescription for antibiotics is valid for 3 days.
  • All other prescriptions are valid for one week.

You can find pharmacies in Prague on http://www.lekarny.com/ (CZ only).

Pharmacies offering round-the-clock service:

  • Prague 1 – Palackého 5, tel. +420 224 946 982
  • Prague 2 – Belgická 37, tel. +420 222 519 731
  • Prague 4 – Soukalová 3355, tel. +420 244 402 270
  • Prague 5 – Štefánikova 6, tel. +420 257 320 918
  • Prague 8 – Heydukova 10, tel. +420 266 310 899

Clinics providing health care especially for foreign visitors

  • American Medical Centre, Janovského 48, tel. +420 220 807 756, +420 220 806 200
  • Canadian Medical Centre, Veleslavínská 30, tel. +420 235 360 133
  • Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, tel. +420 257 271 111, +420 257 272 146
  • Health Centre Prague, Vodičkova 28, tel. +420 224 22 00 40
  • General Health Care Corporation, Krakovská 8, tel. +420 222 211 206, +420 222 211 208

Motol Teaching Hospital
V Úvalu 84, 150 06 Prague 5
Children’s reception: tel. +420 224 433 690, +420 224 433 691
Adults’ reception: tel. +420 224 433 681, +420 224 433 682, +420 224 433 674
E-mail: cizinecke@fnmotol.cz

Important telephone numbers

  • Emergency 112 (international, communication in foreign languages)
  • Emergency service 155 (communication in Czech only)
  • Police 158
  • Fire Department 150
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